DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — After two days of competition, a new Miss National Peanut Festival has been crowned for 2023.
This year’s Miss Jackson County Leah Whitehead won the crown.
She competed against 35 other young ladies from throughout the Wiregrass for the prestigious honor.
Miss Dothan Emma Claire Hinson took home first runner-up, while Miss Coffee County Mackenzie Alford took home second runner-up.
Miss Graceville Emilie Franklin was named third runner-up and Miss Ozark Tenley Laine White was named fourth runner-up.
Miss New Brockton Nahanna Harris was named Miss Congeniality, an award voted on by her fellow contestants.
Each contestant showed off their talents and answered questions as to why they should be Miss National Peanut Festival.
The competition took place at the Dothan Civic Center this weekend.
The National Peanut Festival kicks off on November 3 and will run until November 12.